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Das Erbe der Guldenburgs 

The series is based on an aristocratic German family (The Guldenburgs). It deals with the various relationships and problems the family goes through. The Guldenburgs live outside Hamburg at... See full summary »




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Complete series cast summary:
Christiane Hörbiger ...  Christine von Guldenburg 40 episodes, 1987-1990
Wilfried Baasner Wilfried Baasner ...  Achim Lauritzen 39 episodes, 1987-1990
Iris Berben ...  Evelyn Lauritzen 37 episodes, 1987-1990
Katharina Böhm ...  Susanne von Guldenburg 36 episodes, 1987-1990
Susanne Uhlen ...  Kitty Balbeck 36 episodes, 1987-1990
Friedrich Schütter Friedrich Schütter ...  Kurt Kröger 36 episodes, 1987-1990
Sigmar Solbach Sigmar Solbach ...  Jan Balbeck 35 episodes, 1987-1990
Ruth-Maria Kubitschek ...  Margot Balbeck 34 episodes, 1987-1990
Sydne Rome ...  Carina de Angeli / ... 32 episodes, 1987-1990
Ingeborg Christiansen Ingeborg Christiansen ...  Johanna Kröger 28 episodes, 1987-1990
Alexander Wussow Alexander Wussow ...  Tobias Kröger 27 episodes, 1987-1990
Wolf Roth ...  Thomas von Guldenburg 26 episodes, 1987-1990
Friedrich von Thun ...  Hannes von Meerungen 25 episodes, 1989-1990
Brigitte Horney ...  Hertha von Guldenburg 23 episodes, 1987-1990
Jochen Horst ...  Alexander von Guldenburg 23 episodes, 1987-1990
Monika Peitsch ...  Aenne Günther 23 episodes, 1987-1990
Astrid Meyer-Gossler Astrid Meyer-Gossler ...  Gisela Reinders 22 episodes, 1987-1990
Heidelinde Weis ...  Carina di Angeli / ... 20 episodes, 1987-1990
Arne Kaehler Arne Kaehler ...  Martin di Angeli / ... 19 episodes, 1987-1990
Karl Schönböck ...  Graf Steinfeld 18 episodes, 1987-1990


The series is based on an aristocratic German family (The Guldenburgs). It deals with the various relationships and problems the family goes through. The Guldenburgs live outside Hamburg at Castle Guldenburg, which is set on a large farm and is also the location of the family brewery (the chief source of their fortune). A Hamburg family - the Balbecks are the rival Beer-makers and seek to buy-out the Guldenburgs. Things are complicated by Thomas von Guldenburg falling in love with Kitty (Catherine) Balbeck. The Guldenburgs themselves are not a unified family. Herta, the dowager Countess, never really approved of Christine,the present Countess. Christine's husband (Herta's son) is dead, leaving her two children, Susanne (Nana) and Alexander (Sacha). There are also two children from the Count's first marriage - Thomas and Evelyn. Evelyn is married to Achim Lauritzen - who works for the Balbecks and attempts to undermine the Guldenburgs. Christine is the principal heroine as she ... Written by MoS <ptxian01@sonnenberg.uct.ac.za>

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Release Date:

29 January 1987 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guldenburgok öröksége See more »

Filming Locations:

Studio Hamburg, Germany See more »

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(39 episodes) | (41 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The castle shown in the series was Wotersen Castle near Hamburg, Germany. See more »

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a beautiful soap series from Germany
11 November 2005 | by jacob-139See all my reviews

Die Erbe des Guldenburgs... the Guldenburg inheritance. As a dutch person I can understand German without any problems, so I had the chance to enjoy the series when it first was on Germand TV (ZDF). I loved the glamor, castles, cars, jet set and the intrigues. The story is better then a standard soap series, with good story lines. In fact the whole story is about what can happen if the head of the family suddenly dies, in the strength of his life, without having made preparations for his wife and children, nor for his bastard child and his mother... who he secretly visited weekly.

After his death (car accident) all comes together, all are confronted by human items: greed, weakness, love, anger.

Anyway: a very good series, although at the end it was getting less interesting if you ask me. I am glad I recorded all though, it is nice to see them again occasionally... but then: I am a TV series addict!

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